Tech: Gathering Virtual Server 2005 virtual machines details

Ben Armstrong, Program Manager of Virtual Machine Team at Microsoft, published a script to query Virtual Server 2005 virtual machine details from host OS:

Option Explicit
dim vs, vm
Set vs = CreateObject(“VirtualServer.Application”)
set vm = vs.FindVirtualMachine(“a virtual machine”)
‘Display information about the GuestOS
wscript.echo “Guest OS Information:”
wscript.echo “=====================”
wscript.echo “OSName : ” & vm.GuestOS.OSName
wscript.echo “AdditionsVersion : ” & vm.GuestOS.AdditionsVersion
wscript.echo “CanShutdown : ” & vm.GuestOS.CanShutdown
wscript.echo “IsHeartbeating : ” & vm.GuestOS.IsHeartbeating
wscript.echo “HeartbeatPercentage : ” & vm.GuestOS.HeartbeatPercentage
wscript.echo “IsHostTimeSyncEnabled : ” & vm.GuestOS.IsHostTimeSyncEnabled

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Update: Ben published a new article describing how to achieve same goal with new Microsoft PowerShell instead of VBS. Read it here.